A Grand Day in the Caymans

Getting up close and personal with various sea creatures was the theme of our day in Grand Cayman. Chris and Brayden had an encounter with dolphins while Justin and I watched from lounge chairs on a sandy beach, then we all marvelled at the huge sea turtles at the Cayman Turtle Farm. It was sunny and hot and we all had a good time, except for when we rode the tender boat to shore and everyone else took in the sights while I closed my eyes and tried not to vomit. A good day overall.

Pirate night was a blast. Everyone got a bandana to wear; many people went much further than that with their costumes. The kids have not cared one bit about getting their picture taken with any of the Disney characters, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to meet Cap’n Jack Sparrow, so we stood in line for 20 minutes for that. (Not sure why I thought a Hulk pose would make me look like a pirate. Kind of blew that one.)

After dinner there was a pirate party on the pool deck featuring Mickey and friends that was actually really cool. Our dining room server explained that they had a 7:45 show because there were lots of kids who couldn’t stay awake for the Jack Sparrow version at 10:30. (That’s the great thing about this ship: there’s no shame in going to bed early. You can always blame the kids.)

Star Wars Day at Sea tomorrow. If it lives up to the hype, it’s going to rock.